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Dea Podhajsky

Dea Podhajsky

December 10, 2017

Announcements

 

Please join us for Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following both services.

 

Adult Formation is at 9:15 a.m. Liz Farmer will lead our discussion on the meaning of Advent and preparing ourselves for the coming of Christmas. She will be using some ideas from the book Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado. Please join us.  Choir practice is at 11:45 a.m.

                                                                                                                     

Fr. Bob and Jan would like to thank everyone who came to their Open House and for the gifts that they received.

 

A sign-up sheet for December birthdays is in the narthex. If your birthday is this month and we don’t have you on our list, please add your name and birthdate.

 

Friday, January 12 from 9:00 to11:00 a.m. join us in the Parish Hall and learn to become more social media savvy. Discover  how to stop spam emails, what the Apps on your phone do and answers to many other questions.

 

Saturday, January 27 we will have the first in an educational series called Empowering Family Caregivers. This session will be on Plan for Care. Please save the date with time to be announced later.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 is the Annual Meeting and potluck. Please mark your calendar to join us on Sunday for the annual meeting.

 

Vestry Candidates Needed—In January we will elect three new vestry members. Please speak to Fr. Bob if you feel that you are called to this important ministry for the church. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

Contemplative  Prayer Group—Some parishioners are beginning to plan a regular contemplative prayer group. Please see Fr. Bob if you are interested.

 

If you know of anyone who is in need of a prayer shawl or quilt please contact Joan Crossman, Linda Jo Johnson, Jan Saik or the office.

 

Walking on Wednesday meets at 8:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We are currently on the Greek Island of Crete.  We need lots of walkers either with us on Wednesday or independently as the hope is to make it to Mt. Tabor in January.

 

We are looking for people who are interested in games to work on creating a Fun Friday Game Day. If you would like to assist contact the office or Fr. Bob.

 

Food Bank suggestions for next week: canned or dehydrated soups.

 

We ask your prayers for all being held in prayer by our Prayer Circle, for those whose names we do not know and for the following who have requested prayers:

Fadi

Shona

Chet & Margie

Karl

Shirley

Aaron

Dan H.

Mark W.

Dick & Donna R.

Jon

Wayne

Jackie Skaggs

Debbie

Mary

Larry & Elena

Herb G.

Marlene

Richard & Roger D.

Ruth

Betty

Del & Lorraine R

Shelley.

Fred

Michele G.

Carly

Barbara P

Ed & Roz C.

Robert

Roger

Ken & Lydia

Fred

Marshall

Robin & Nate P.

Vera Lee

Char

Leonard L.

Millie L.

Jodene

James S.

David

Cil

Christine U.

Lina

Dylan

Tom K. & Sue

Stephanie

Don W.

Aram & Liten

Don S.

Annette

Judy W. & family

Ronald B.

Heidi B.

John St. Hillier

Pedro

Don L.

Gareth L.

Paul G.

Suzy H.

Charmaine

Ann P.

Zach

The Viola Family

Leonard L.

Steve S.

The Hugill family

Prayer Circle names will remain on the list for at least a month. Please call the office at 480-986-1145 or update the sheet with additions/deletions, noting those who should remain on. Thank you for understanding when names are removed.

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, December 11 is Project Ministry in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in assisting, please come for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and for work at 8:30.

 

Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. is Finance Committee; 7:00 p.m. is Vestry.

 

Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 a.m. is Walking group; 9:30 a.m. is Holy Eucharist; 10:00 a.m. is Bible Study.

 

Friday December 15th at 10:00 a.m. is reading group in the Parish Hall. Our book is Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. At 11:00  we will watch a Christmas special from the BBC series by the same name. We will have treats that would make Sister Monica Joan's mouth water.  Even if you don't come to the book discussion, please come for the video and treats.

 

Sunday, December 17 Altar Guild will sponsor a Bake Sale after both services. Items you may wish to contribute to the bake sale can be dropped off Saturday, Dec. 16 between 9:00 a.m. and Noon.

 

Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. will be a service of Evensong.

 

Sunday, December 24 at 9:00 a.m. is Rite II; at 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (includes incense) are Christmas Eve services.

 

Monday, December 25 at 9:00 a.m. is Christmas Day service.

 

Next Week’s Readings – December 17, 2017 – Third Sunday of Advent

    Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 - Canticle 15  - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 -John 1:6-8,19-28

 

Our book group selection for the month of December is Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. This memoir was made into a BBC series. We will meet on December 15th at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Following the discussion of the book we will watch one of the BBC Series' Christmas Specials. I am including a link to a review of the book http://chippewa.com/dunnconnect/news/opinion/columnists/books-on-review-call-the-midwife-a-memoir-of-birth/article_ccd37b86-d5da-11e2-b85b-0019bb2963f4.html

Thank You

Thanks to all who donated items and worked before during and after the Rummage Sale. Due to your efforts our ECW Annual Sale was a success. This is a major fund raiser for ECW. A special thanks to Jo Lazlo who chaired the event.
It is easy to become discouraged. The news is full of natural disasters and stories of man's inhumanity to his fellow man. However, research shows an antedote for the negativity around us can be found in seeing and recognizing the kindness that surrounds us. Instead of focusing on the driver who cut you off on the freeway, think of the person who kindly let you ahead of her in the grocery line because you only had a few items. Instead of listening to the rants of the tv commentators take time to listen to the voice of God in the wind, and the song of a bird. When we look for the kindness and acknowledge it with gratitude we start a ripple that can become a wave. To help us on this quest Fr Bob has asked us to take those moments of kindness, write them down and send them to the office or to give them to him. They are published in the Weekly Bulletin and on our Web Page. Be a part of Transfiguration's Kindness Movement. It is just one example of how we live up to our name and our mission.

Our Services

Rite I 8 am Sunday Rite II 10 am Sunday Youth Education 9:45 Sunday Adult Formation 9:15 Sunday Choir Practice 11:45 Sunday Holy Eucharist 9:30 Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 Wednesday Vestry Second Tuesday 7:00 pm

The Reverend Bob Saik, Rector 480-980-1981 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., The Reverend Dan Heron, Deacon 480-729-4488 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ms. Eileen Chandler, Director of Children's Ministry, Mr. Gary Quamme, Music Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ms. Joan Crossmen, Treasurer, Ms. Linda Ostmeyer, Office Manager 480-986-1145 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Barbara Lafford, Senior Warden, Don Strachota, Junior Warden  Vestry: Pat Gutsch, Steve Dingle, Meg Stresenreuter,Steve Lazlo, Lynn Graff, Elena Little, Ruby Seyffert, Eileen Chandler, Dea Podhajsky

Our Mission

Come join us on Sunday at 8 or 10 and see first hand how our caring, loving community is living into our name.

Bake Sale

Sunday, December 17 Altar Guild will sponsor a Bake Sale after both services.
Saturday, December 2 from 1:00-4:00 p.m is the annual Christmas Open House hosted by Fr. Bob and Jan Saik. Please save the date.

Advent Dinner

Saturday, December 9 will be the Advent Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars for this special event. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.
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